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Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon 2019, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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Tuesday, June 11 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
RightsCon Tunis Opening Ceremonies

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Access Now is excited to invite you to RightsCon Tunis 2019, the eighth event of the RightsCon Summit Series. As the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age, we bring together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology. This is a space for breaking down silos, creating partnerships, and driving large-scale, real-world change toward a more free, open, and connected world.

Our 2019 Opening Ceremonies will take place in the magnificent Palais des Congrès in the heart of downtown Tunis, and will feature high-profile speakers (TBA) and performances from traditional Tunisian musicians. Afterward, join us for the Opening Party, where you'll have the chance to mix and mingle with other attendees!

Speakers
avatar for Wafa Ben-Hassine

Wafa Ben-Hassine

Global Policy Counsel, Access Now
Wafa Ben-Hassine is a New York qualified attorney specializing in international law and technology. She is currently a Global Policy Counsel for Access Now, an international non-profit organization defending and extending human rights in the digital age. In her current role, she manages... Read More →
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Nikki Gladstone

RightsCon Program and Community Manager, Access Now
Nikki works on RightsCon, the world's leading summit on human rights in the digital age. She is excited about creating inclusive and accessible spaces for the digital rights community to drive change. Before Access Now, Nikki worked with the Wilson Center's Digital Futures Project... Read More →
avatar for Brett Solomon

Brett Solomon

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Access Now
Brett is the Executive Director of Access Now, defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, global advocacy, and direct technical support, RightsCon and grant-making, Access Now fights for human rights in the digital... Read More →
avatar for Paloma Munoz

Paloma Munoz

Director, Investor Alliance for Human Rights
Paloma leads the work of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) - a first of its kind network to coordinate broad based investor action to promote the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
avatar for Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Writer and Political Analyst
Nanjala Nyabola is the author of the forthcoming "Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya" (ZED books/African Arguments, 2018). She is a Kenyan writer, humanitarian advocate and political analyst, currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.
avatar for Dunja Mijatović

Dunja Mijatović

Dunja Mijatović was elected Commissioner for Human Rights on 25 January 2018 by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and took up her position on 1 April 2018. Prior to her appointment as Commissioner for Human Rights, she has served as OSCE Representative on Freedom... Read More →
avatar for Mohammed Al-Maskati

Mohammed Al-Maskati

human rights activist and digital security consultant, Front Line Defenders for MENA
Mohammed Abdulnabi al-Maskati is a Bahraini human rights activist and digital security consultant with Front Line Defenders for Middle East and North Africa. He is the founder of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, a leading group in the 2011-2012 Bahraini uprising.



Tuesday June 11, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The BeeHive (Palais)

Attendees (686)